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12 Strong Trailer #2 Puts Chris Hemsworth on the Front Lines of War

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With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the second trailer for 12 Strong, based on the declassified true story of the Horse Soldiers, the first group of soldiers sent into Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While there is not necessarily a direct correlation between these soldiers at the Thanksgiving holiday, the trailer opens with a brief segment that features bits of footage with the messages, "Thankful for home," "Thankful for freedom" and "Thankful for family" before the trailer begins.

On our darkest day, they were our greatest hope. 12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Their mission takes them to the harsh mountainous landscape of Afghanistan, as they try to convince Northern »


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Happy Death Day Slashes Past $100 Million at the Box Office

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Blumhouse's Happy Death Day has passed the $100 million mark worldwide and is continuing to earn money. Directed by Christopher Landon, Happy Death Day is the third original movie from Blumhouse in 2017. It joins blockbuster movies Split and Get Out, which have grossed $278.3 million and $253.4 million, respectively, worldwide. The latter has received five Independent Spirit Awards nominations. A lot has been said about box office woes this year, but some movies have been able to break through and earn some major profits, Happy Death Day now being one of them.

One of the biggest stories in the entertainment industry this year besides the stories of sexual misconduct has been the dismal year at the box office. Variety dubbed it "officially the worst in over a decade," while others claim that it's been the worst year at the box office in over 2 decades. While there have been some success stories, the horror »


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Last Jedi Is on Target for Huge $200M Opening Weekend

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Not surprisingly, Star Wars: The Last Jedi looks like it's going to have an enormous debut at the box office next month. New tracking numbers for the latest entry in the Skywalker saga have arrived and the movie is expected to bring in $200 million or more on its opening weekend. That's not going to be enough to best Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it's still a huge number and one that proves interest in Star Wars is as strong as ever.

Interest in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is tremendously high as fans have many questions, given what happened in The Force Awakens. As such, the movie is going to likely have the biggest opening weekend at the box office of any movie in 2017. Currently, that record belongs to Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, which brought in $174.8 million on its opening weekend back in March. Beauty and the Beast »


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Sacha Baron Cohen Offers to Pay Borat Impersonators' Mankini Fines

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Last week, a group of 6 Czech tourists got into trouble in real-life Kazakhstan for wearing Borat-style mankinis and they were fined the equivalent of about $67 each for indecency and "minor hooliganism" after wearing the suits in the capital city of Astana. Now, Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines in a post from his Facebook page. Baron Cohen clearly appreciated the stunt, especially since it has gotten so much press over the last week. And let's face it, it's pretty damn funny, as long as you're a fan of the Borat character and his unique brand of satire.

Sacha Baron Cohen took to his official Facebook page to offer to pay the fines for the 6 Czech tourists. Sacha Baron Cohen even had an email address set up for the tourists to get into contact with a representative for him and Borat. The actor had this to say. »


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Jude Law Is Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel

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With Marvel Studios getting their long-awaited Captain Marvel movie ready, the studio has finally found their male lead. Jude Law has entered negotiations to play Dr. Walter Lawson, better known to Marvel Comics fans as the iconic Kree superhero Mar-Vell. There had been a rumor from August that Mar-Vell would have a major role in this Captain Marvel movie, and that has now been confirmed. Marvel Studios hasn't revealed exactly when filming will start, but it will likely happen at some point next year, as the studio prepares for its March 8, 2019 release date. Keanu Reeves was first offered the role, but he turned it down.

The studio revealed a lot of details about Captain Marvel during their Comic-Con 2017 panel, including that the Skrulls will be the main villains and that the movie will make Marvel Studios history, becoming the first movie to be set in the 1990s. It was also »


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Politicians Vow to Stop Predatory Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Loot Boxes

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The troubles continue for EA, who have been having nothing but problems since Star Wars Battlefront 2 launched. What was supposed to be a dramatic improvement over the disappointing first game has turned into a total fiasco, as the company's loot box system, which pretty much translates into a "pay to win" system for players, has come under intense scrutiny. Now, state legislators are getting in on the action, accusing EA of exploiting young gamers.

Hawaiian state Reps. Chris Lee and Sean Quinlan have come out publicly to take action against these monetary practices in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Specifically, the legislators see the game's "online casino" as particularly exploitive to young kids who may not have the "cognitive maturity" to understand they're possibly being taken advantage of. Here's what Chris Lee had to say in a statement to the press.

"This game is basically a Star Wars-themed online casino designed »


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Batgirl Loses Director Joss Whedon?

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A new report suggests that Joss Whedon might not be involved with the Batgirl movie anymore. When Zack Snyder announced that he had to step down from Justice League due to a family tragedy, he revealed that Whedon was going to come in and take over for him. It had been previously revealed by Warner Bros. and Snyder that Joss Whedon was going to come on board to cover the reshoots before Snyder left, but he ended up taking over all directorial duties and finished Justice League, which has left a foul taste in some hardcore Dceu fans' mouths. Whedon's name has been attached to direct Batgirl since the beginning of this year, well before all of the Justice League drama took place, but a new rumor suggests that he is no longer involved.

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Terry Gilliam's Man Who Killed Don Quixote Is Almost Ready After 20 Years

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More than 17 years after first trying to get his passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground, director Terry Gilliam is finalizing his cut of the movie, and it may be ready to hit theaters next year. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote wrapped production in June, with one of its cast members, Oscar Jaenada, revealing in a September interview that they're planning a world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. While that debut has not yet been confirmed, director Terry Gilliam revealed in a new interview that he has almost finished assembling the cut. Here's what he had to say below.

"Well, we've almost finished the cut. We're just fiddling now, figuring out a few things here and there so it's pretty much what it is. We've got still months of work to do on visual effects, sound, music. But as far as the tale, it's »


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Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg Reunite in New Mission: Impossible 6 Photo

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A brand new photo from Mission: Impossible 6 has surfaced. Director Christopher McQuarrie shared the photo on social media, which reunites Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg. This is the first official photo that's been released since Cruise suffered his severe injury while filming the movie back in August. Things seem to be moving right along now though and the movie should still be able to make its July 27, 2018, release date, despite the delay.

The new Mission: Impossible 6 photo looks great, in stark black and white, with Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt out in front and Simon Pegg's loyal Benji Dunn behind him. The photo doesn't really tell us anything about the movie, but it does serve as a reminder that we're in for another (hopefully) excellent spy adventure next year. With Spectre having disappointed in 2015, Mission: Impossible really has become the premiere spy franchise in Hollywood at the moment. »


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Watching Ben Affleck Play with Batman Toys Will Make You Cringe

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Justice League is finally in theaters and the promotional campaign rages on, this time with a video showing the stars of the highly anticipated movie playing with their action figures, just in time for the holiday season. While Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) seem absolutely ecstatic about their action figures, Ben Affleck (Batman) looks like he would much rather be somewhere else, doing anything except looking at a grim reminder of the Batman v Superman press tour debacle. Speaking of Superman, Henry Cavill is absent from the video, which could very well be because his action figure looks more like Benedict Cumberbatch.

The new video was released by Amazon to promote the new line of Justice League Mattel toys and as previously mentioned, everybody seems to be genuinely excited to check out their action figures and see their likeness in toy-form. »


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Benicio Del Toro's DJ Arrives in Latest Last Jedi Sneak Peek

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As the countdown continues towards Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one of the many mysteries fans are looking forward to solving is the involvement of DJ, played by Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro, which now may have been at least partially solved. There have already been countless theories swirling around this character, including a debunked rumor that the character is actually Ezra Bridger from the Star Wars Rebels animated series. Today, we got a big clue about who D.J. really is. A new Portuguese TV spot has been released, which reveals that D.J. seemingly has ties to the First Order.

The TV spot is largely comprised of footage that we've seen before in the first two trailers, but one of the few new shots features DJ glaring an at unspecified character, which by itself wouldn't be terribly meaningful, however, in the background, we can clearly see a battalion of Stormtroopers, »


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First Jurassic World 2 Footage Reveals a Baby Raptor

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The creative team behind Jurassic World 2 decided to give fans a bit of an early holiday surprise. The first footage from the highly-anticipated sequel has arrived online and, though it's very brief, it's pretty great. Does this mean a full-length trailer is coming a little sooner than we expected? Possibly, but let's not get too ahead of ourselves. Let's focus on the footage of Jurassic World 2 that we have at this very moment.

Director J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) released the footage online with the caption, "From our Jurassic family to yours," as a bit of a holiday greeting. The footage is only six-seconds-long, but it should do plenty to get fans excited about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We see a baby raptor, who looks like Blue from Jurassic World, only as a baby, interacting with Chris Pratt's Owen Grady. Since his outfit is a bit different, this is definitely new for the movie, »


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Blade Runner 2049 Box Office Baffles Director: What Went Wrong?

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It's been about a month and a half since Blade Runner 2049 hit theaters, and while it was certainly embraced by critics, it still managed to be a box office flop, opening with $32.7 million, far under most projections. All the right pieces seemed to be in place, with Harrison Ford returning as Rick Deckard alongside a talented cast including Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto and more, but it still couldn't find a foothold at the domestic box office, taking in $89.3 million to date, although it has fared better overseas, with a global tally of $252.5 million, from a whopping $150 million budget. Director Denis Villeneuve recently spoke out about the box office failure, which still baffles him to this day.

"I'm still digesting it. It had the best [reviews] of my life. I never had a movie welcomed like that. At the same time, the box office in the United States was a disappointment, »


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Is Flight of the Navigator Remake Next for District 9 Director?

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It was announced in September that Disney's Flight of the Navigator remake was back on track. Lucifer showrunner John Henderson is penning the script for Lionsgate, with the partnering of the Henson Company. And now, it looks like director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) might be in talks to helm the project after a cryptic tweet earlier this week. Fans have been waiting decades for the remake to the 1986 sci-fi adventure to come into fruition and it finally looks like we may have lift off for Flight of the Navigator.

Neill Blomkamp started his Oats Studios as a creative offshoot for short films to be released online and took to Twitter earlier this week to announce that they were going to make a sequel to his short Adam and then left fans in suspense teasing what his next full-length project will be. The director tweeted.

"So for clarity on @oatsstudios shorts, »


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The Real Reason Rashida Jones Left Pixar's Toy Story 4

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Recently, news broke that Pixar head John Lasseter is taking a six-month leave of absence from Disney as a result of misconduct allegations made against him. Toy Story 4 writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack reportedly left the sequel due to unwanted advances from Lasseter. Now, the writing team has released a statement, saying that's not true.

"The breakneck speed at which journalists have been naming the next perpetrator renders some reporting irresponsible. We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances. That is untrue. We parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences. There is so much talent at Pixar, and we remain enormous fans of their films. However, it is also a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."

On the one hand, it's somewhat positive that a very damning allegation made against John Lasseter isn't true. On the other hand, »


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Adam Warlock Won't Show Up in Guardians of the Galaxy 3?

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After releasing the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 script for free, James Gunn revealed that Adam Warlock is not 100% confirmed for the next installment in the Guardians universe, adding that it might take a bit longer than expected for the character to "bake in that cocoon." After the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, many assumed that Adam Warlock was definitely going to be heading to the McU next with the image of his cocoon and his name being mentioned during a post-credits scene. Gunn also teased fans over the summer by sharing on social media that he was reading up on Adam Warlock. So, what's the deal, is Adam Warlock showing up in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 or not?

James Gunn took to Twitter earlier this week to say that Adam Warlock is not confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The director said that it »


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Justice League Cinematographer Also Wants Zack Snyder's Director's Cut

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There were many aspects of Warner Bros. Justice League that were rather unexpected, especially the one hour and forty-nine minute runtime, which marked the shortest Dceu movie to date. Angry Dceu fans have been demanding the studio release Zack Snyder's director's cut of Justice League, including the original soundtrack by Junkie Xl, and it seems that the original cinematographer, Fabian Wagner, wants to see that director's cut too. The Dp is quite a big fan of all Zack Snyder's director's cuts, including Watchmen, 300 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he wants to see the director's complete vision for his latest directorial effort, at some point. Here's what Fabian Wagner had to say about the short run time.

"This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren't in there. I really hope we get to see a director's cut, which will give »


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Toy Story 4 Writers Left Over Pixar Head's Alleged Misconduct

21 November 2017 3:26 PM, PST

John Lasseter, head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, is the latest Hollywood power player to be embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal, with a new report claiming his behavior affected the highly-anticipated sequel Toy Story 4. It has been revealed that original Toy Story 4 writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack left the project shortly after they were announced as the screenwriters, after John Lasseter made an unwanted advance. Neither Rashida Jones nor Will McCormack commented on the story, while a Pixar rep claimed their departure was due to "creative differences." Both Rashida Jones and Will McCormack are still credited as the Toy Story 4 writers on the movie's IMDb page.

This report doesn't offer any specific details about what this "unwanted advance" may have been, but if it happened shortly after they came aboard, it likely happened more than three years ago. Toy Story 4 was first announced »


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John Landis' Canceled American Werewolf in London Sequel Sounds Amazing

21 November 2017 3:07 PM, PST

An American Werewolf in London, one of the greatest horror movies ever made, never got the sequel it deserved. Director John Landis did have a pitch for one though, as revealed in the forthcoming book Beware The Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf In London. Now, the pitch for the sequel has been revealed, and it sounds pretty amazing. Here's what the sequel would have been about and how it almost came to be, according to John Landis.

"I was asked to do a sequel by PolyGram in 1991. The company, under Jon Peters and Peter Guber, made something like 10 or 12 movies, and the only one that made money was American Werewolf. They then left the company and were replaced by a guy called Michael Kuhn. He called me and said that they were interested in making a sequel. I entertained the idea for a little bit and then came »


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Disney Pixar's John Lasseter Takes Leave Amid Harassment Scandal

21 November 2017 2:22 PM, PST

John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and the director of Toy Story, is taking a leave of absence from Disney following recent harassment allegations that have recently been made public. None of those who have accused Lasseter of harassment chose to be named, for fear of their careers. Lasseter has released a statement about his departure and, at least for now, he's only planning to take a six-month leave of absence. Here's what he had to say in his statement.

"I have always wanted our animation studios to be places where creators can explore their vision with the support and collaboration of other gifted animators and storytellers. This kind of creative culture takes constant vigilance to maintain. It's built on trust and respect, and it becomes fragile if any members of the team don't feel valued. As a leader, it's my responsibility to ensure that doesn't happen; and I now »


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